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Five Ways to Improve Your Credit Five Ways to Improve Your Credit

By Tiffany Raiford

Improving your credit is something you have to do if your score is less than perfect. However, the process is a lot easier than you might think. Inside, we offer five smart tips to raise your credit score and put you on the track to homeownership

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Smart Reasons To Refinance Your Home Smart Reasons To Refinance Your Home

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Considering refinancing your home? There are many factors that determine if refinancing a mortgage loan saves dollars and makes sense. Inside, we highlight some of the smarter reasons to refinance in a tough lending market.

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Florida Construction Loans Florida Construction Loans

By Colleen Colkitt

If you want to make renovations, additions or repairs to your home, a construction loans may be a smart choice for financing the work. Read up on these loan types and choose the best plan for your circumstances.

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Understanding Owner-Occupied Financing Understanding Owner-Occupied Financing

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

An owner-occupied loan is one where the buyer intends to live in the home as her/his primary residence and not rent out the home. Review these questions and answers to understand owner-occupied mortgage loans in Florida.

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First Time Home Buyer Programs In Florida First Time Home Buyer Programs In Florida

By Colleen Colkitt

If you're buying a home for the first time in Florida, there are a few programs designed to help you out. Inside, we review some of the Sunshine State's many home buyer initiative programs. Take advantage of these great opportunities!

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Understanding the Mortgage Approval Process Understanding the Mortgage Approval Process

By Tabitha Naylor

Whether it is your first time to purchase real estate property or you have done it several times, the mortgage approval process can prove frustrating if you do not have clear guidelines and proper advice. Inside, review how the process works.

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First Time Home Buyer Programs First Time Home Buyer Programs

By Mary Lamphere

Various programs are provided to first time home buyers in Florida to assist with securing a mortgage or paying the down payment for a new home. Inside, we highlight some of the programs designed to help put you in the home of your dreams.

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Tips on Getting Preapproved for a Mortgage Tips on Getting Preapproved for a Mortgage

By Maia Daly

Buying a home is the American Dream, but before accomplishing that you will need to get financing. Follow these steps to begin your path to homeownership!

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Mortgage DOs and DON'Ts for all of Florida Mortgage DOs and DON'Ts for all of Florida

By Preston Ware

It is always good to be an educated consumer. Here are some key issues to keep in mind:

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Some Benefits of 203K Loans Some Benefits of 203K Loans

By Preston Ware

The 203K is one of my favorite loans because the customer gets home ownership and the added bonus of putting their artistic signature on the property right from the get-go. The 203K is a home improvement loan that is great for neighborhood revitalization.

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